Maketa Williams, Center Director
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Welcome to KinderCare on Fort Bragg Road! Our experienced and well educated staff is excited to have the opportunity to provide your child an engaging and enriched learning experience. It is one of our goals to work in partnership with families to ensure that all children's specific needs are being met. Our classrooms feature a print-rich environment to help your child to connect spoken words and print, helping develop early literacy and writing skills. We take great pride in providing the first stepping stones to your child's lifelong success. It is our personal goal that every child feels at home and is loved, nurtured and well taken care of. We would love to invite you to tour our center and look forward to meeting you and your little ones. Thank you in advance for the opportunity to join your family!
Maketa Williams, Center Director
Many of our child care centers are accredited by national organizations that require us to meet rigorous early childhood education standards and guidelines for high-quality care and education. Programs that are accredited have demonstrated their commitment to go beyond the state’s minimum licensing requirements to meet and maintain these high standards of quality.
Babies grow and learn every day. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where babies can explore and make new discoveries. We know that learning through play is extremely valuable at this age and our Early Foundations® Infant program is designed to give babies the skills that will serve as the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.
As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our Early Foundations® Toddler program will help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through experiences. So each day is filled with fun activities that excite and develop toddlers, giving them the comfort and confidence to speak those first few important words, as well as make their first friends.
At this age, children are making new discoveries daily. And as two-year olds begin to exert their independence, our Early Foundations® Discovery Preschool program is prepared to open their eyes to a world of learning, sharing, and exploring. Our holistic approach in the classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they'll need as they continue on to preschool.
As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they may feel ready to take on the world. Our Early Foundations® Preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science, and social studies concepts. A healthy dose of running, jumping, and dancing keeps them active too.
Prekindergartners are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime – school. And our Early Foundations Prekindergarten® program is designed to get them ready by teaching letters and words, math concepts, and valuable social skills. With small group instruction, independent play in an organized atmosphere, and whole-group activities, children will have all the right skills to hop, skip, and jump right into kindergarten.
Even after school's out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating environment. That's where our Catch the Wave® program comes in. This innovative before – and after-school program allows school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help to fun physical activities, our program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.
Don’t miss out on KinderCare’s Summer of Wonder: Six themed programs that will make summer exciting, educational and tons of fun. Whether your child is in our preschool, Pre-K or school-age programs, all of it is designed to help children learn while soaking up the fun. We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours so we hope to see you there.
KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.
The Math Adventures enrichment program is designed to teach important mathematics concepts such as geometry, numbers, measurement, and probability. Your child will learn about length, height, and weight. He will learn about shapes and solids. He will learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and count money. Math is everywhere and giving your child every advantage now will add up to success later in life.
Set your child up for advanced success with literacy through phonics, the study of letters and sounds. Reader books, games, and activity cards help your child understand the basics of vowels and blending syllables, giving him confidence and command of language.
Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?
Two times each year we dedicate a day for our staff's professional development to further their training and better equip them for the care of your child. The center will be closed on this day for training to occur. If you have questions or would like to request further details, please contact your local Center Director.
Our center is closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after.
Here at Fort Bragg KinderCare our teachers and staff members are passionate about your child's happiness and growth. We are committed to provide a safe, nurturing environment that cultivates self-esteem. Our highly trained teachers are devoted to giving each child the skills he or she needs to excel socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually. We believe that a whole child is a happy child! KinderCare devotes time and resources to teacher professional development. Twice a year we host the largest early childhood teacher training program in the country. Our teachers are dedicated to developing your child's potential and are sensitive to your child's individual needs. This commitment to our own professional development lets us provide outstanding quality care in our center.
To teach is to touch a life forever.
Maketa prides herself in doing what's best for the children and the families. She comes to work eager and ready to take on the daily tasks at hand. She has a passion for children and serving the families in her school and surrounding community.
“If you get, give. If you learn, teach.” -Maya Angelou
Andrea is passionate about the Early Childhood Field. She thrives making each day a “teachable moment” day. Andrea comes to work everyday with one main objective, to inspire a child or family. She loves to engage with the families and make the children smile. The families really trust Andrea and know that she is 100% capable of running the center any time the Director is out.
Not all who wander are lost." -J.R.R. Tolken
Ms. Bethany loves to see the day to day development of our infants. She has a passion for each of them and takes pride in the milestones they reach in her care. Ms. Bethany enjoys being a part in molding even the youngest minds. She is constantly thinking of new and exciting ways for our infants to learn and grow. She is really committed to partnering with the parents to make sure the infants getting quality care here at the school.
“I love children watching them grow and learn makes me smile.”
Ms. Solange is always smiling when she comes to work. Watching her interact with our infants is amazing. She is so connected to them and gives them so much love and respect. She enjoys singing to them in her native language, Spanish. She takes pride in caring for the infants and strives to have each parent leave with a smile on their face.
“I care about each child I teach because each child deserves a caring teacher.”
Ms. Ariel is the most loving teacher in the building. All the children want her hugs everyday. Her passion and love for her toddlers is something that can be felt as soon as you enter the classroom. The kids make sure they see Ms. Ariel before leaving everyday! Ms. Ariel is proud that she is impacting the lives of children.
“I love coming to work because I know that I impact the lives of children daily.”
Always cheerful and happy, Mrs. Jessica is an important part of our team. She can make anyone’s sad face turn in to a smile with her infectious laughter! She is a self sufficient teacher that is committed to her classroom and her children learning. The children love to talk about the all the things they learn in Mrs. Jessica’s classroom.
“Children are honest, curious, and eager to learn.”
Regina prides her self on preparing the children for Kindergarten. She makes sure they practice writing skills and math skills everyday. She knows that language and literacy is very important so she reads to them and practice comprehension as well. She is dedicated to providing the skills needed for her children to be successful in Kindergarten.
“My passion is to see the excitement when the children learn while having fun.”
Ms. Diane has a fun loving spirit. She makes sure she speaks to all children and families in passing. Ms. Diane knows the names of all the children from all the classrooms. She really understands the meaning of engagement and makes it the standard to connect with all her families.
“The rewarding part is molding young minds to prepare them for their future selves.”
Mr. James is a great addition to the team. He works with the school-age children on character building, decision making skills, and also helps them with their homework. Physical Education and living a healthy lifestyle is his passion, so he keeps the children active by exercising with them everyday and playing interactive games outside. He is an absolute joy to be around and the parents and kids adore him!
“Children are like cement; whatever falls on them makes an impression.”
Ms. Kimberly is always happy to be around children. As a floater, she spends time with different age groups daily. All the parents know her well and trust her as they would the teacher whenever she is covering a classroom. She is also the Health and Safety Coordinator, which means she is responsible for helping administration keep the building safe for staff and families. She is our “go to girl” and does not mind giving a helping hand wherever she is needed. She is definitely a very important part of the team.
“I pride myself on providing nutritious meals for the children. I know that healthy bodies and healthy minds are very important for the development of young children.”
Ms. Lara is the most famous person in our school! The children love to see her come with the delicious meals throughout the day. She takes pride in cooking and loves all the hugs from the children each and every day.
Your whole family is welcome to join us September 13th for our community social. Summer is winding down, Fall is approaching and that means it’s Back to School season! Now is the perfect time to get a glimpse of the KinderCare curriculum and experience in our centers. Our director and teachers can’t wait to point out their favorite aspects of the classrooms. This is also a great chance to spend time with current families who stay and have fun at the social! See you there!
Our staff would like to welcome you to visit our center. The staff takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Ongoing training is offered to the staff during the year at the center and through the various training opportunities in the community.
We observe the following holidays:
Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.
Here at Fort Bragg KinderCare Learning Center we take every measure so our parents can rest assured their child is safe while getting the education they deserve! We offer a secured keypad code entry system, multiple attendance records, progressive head-count procedures, Safe Arrival and Departure policies, etc.
Our staff would like to welcome you to visit our center. The staff takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Ongoing training is offered to the staff during the year at the center and though the various training opportunities in the community.
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